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Rescued Dog Helps Spread the Word about Plastics

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Sure, it’s another dog video. One of thousands on YouTube and Facebook. But this one explains how plastics helped an injured puppy run again. And how plastic prostheses and braces can...

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5 Remarkable Heart Health Innovations Made Possible by Plastics

Did you know there’s a Heart Health Month? It’s February (surprised?), when we’re surrounded by heart-shaped candies, cookies, and Valentine’s Day cards. Given that we rely on a healthy heart regardless the month, it’s fortunate that innovations in heart care advance year round, year...

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Wait … That’s Plastic? (Great Outdoors Edition)

5 things you might not know are made with plastics. Ah, the great outdoors! Chances are when you head outside for fun and adventure, you’re relying on modern innovations made possible by plastics. Let’s explore… I think we’re gonna need a better boat… Captain Quint’s boat in the...

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Green Cars: Plastics Make it Possible!

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. [Plastics Make it Possible sponsored the breakfast before the Green Car of the Year Award ceremony at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016. The following is adapted from remarks by...

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Recycled Plastics On the Red Carpet

When recycled plastic couture comes gliding down the red carpet, we sometimes see headlines like “Made from Garbage” or “From Rubbish to the Red Carpet,” giving the impression that someone has sewn a few trash bags together and slapped it on, in a bid for attention.  But the...

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The Buzz on Plastics In Beekeeping

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love honey for something — drizzled over a toasted English muffin, spooned into a yogurt parfait, paired with a hot beverage, or any other number of treats… and even supposed medicinal uses. There are more than 120,000...

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Sports Gear for Our Top Athletes … and the Rest of Us

This summer, we will see all sorts of sophisticated new gear to help our athletes perform their best. These world-class competitors rely on the most up-to-date, cutting edge equipment and clothing to help them swim, bike, and run faster—even if it’s only to shave off a mere thousandth of a...

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